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Hello Everyone!

2022 is here, along with the opportunity to create impactful health goals to start things off right. Maintaining physical, emotional, and mental health can also go a long way to helping you gain control over your life and finances.

This post is about health but remember that enjoying financial freedom requires good health. 🙂

I have set some big goals this year and am excited to share those with you later on in this article, but first, let’s discuss health goals and explore tips on how to set and achieve them in 2022!

What are health goals and why are they important?

Health goals are defined to provide direction and guide efforts to improve overall health plus help measure progress.

Maintaining good health is an important area of life, and it’s important to set health goals and take action to achieve them.

Setting meaningful health and wellness goals will almost always lead to increased health and disease prevention.

Creating healthy eating and exercise routines will have many incredible results. Below are some of the common benefits of living a healthy lifestyle –

  • Help control your weight and keep weight off (12)
  • Boost your mood and improve mental health (13)
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease (1)
  • Strengthen your muscles and bones (12)
  • Improve the quality of your sleep (3)

10 examples of possible health goals for 2022

  1. Drink more water each day
  2. Stretch more often
  3. Get more adequate or consistent sleep
  4. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  5. Eat more whole-grain bread and cereals
  6. Achieve/maintain a healthy weight
  7. Get regular physical activity
  8. Don’t sit too long in front of the computer
  9. Take a walk after eating
  10. Don’t eat at too late night

My Personal Health Goals for 2022!

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  2. Stretch daily
  3. 30 day push up and sit-up challenge
  4. Track calorie consumption & weight through the FitBit app
  5. Find new delicious & healthy food
  6. Implement positive self talk

How to achieve your 2022 health goal?

Health goals will be easier to achieve when they are S.M.A.R.T. – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-Bound.

I will break down each part of a SMART goal below.

1. Be Specific

Take some time to create a clear mental image of what goal you want to accomplish and how you can accomplish it, then write it down in detail.

Make sure the details are crystal clear with no room for misinterpretation.

Try to not be too vague, such as “I will eat healthier”.

2. Be Measurable

Make your health goal measurable by adding metrics to the HOW you will achieve the goal.

Breaking up a large goal into smaller milestones is also very helpful.

Making goals measurable means you will know 100% whether you have fully hit the goal or not.

3. Be Attainable

A goal is attainable when it can be reached on or before a certain deadline.

The biggest recommendation I can give is to start where you are at.

Add flexibility to your goal as well so it is not too difficult to complete, prepare for the unexpected.

Take some time to write down your day-to-day schedule with any potential barriers or challenges you may need to overcome. Doing so will help you become aware of any time constraints and mentally prepare to overcome barriers.

4. Be Relevant

A relevant goal means that each aspect of the goal aligns with your purpose and enhances your sense of worth.

Begin with the end in mind, and make sure the goal doesn’t put off other priorities or create an imbalance in life.

5. Be Time-Bound

Adding an end date or deadline will make your goal time-bound.

There are many ways to stay accountable to the deadline, try finding one that keeps you motivated.

For more details on creating S.M.A.R.T. health goals, you can check out this other article I created going through step-by-step with examples on how to set a SMART Health Goal.

Extra Tips to Achieve Your Health Goals

Look for the positive

Taking action on your health goals will take effort and unexpected challenges will surely arise. Try looking for any positives when things get tough. Remember, the process is refining, and things will get easier as time goes on.

I’ve noticed when I turn a negative into a positive, my entire attitude changes, and I have greater uplifting energy. Although easier said than done, I hope you can look for the positives to help you on your journey.

Have a backup plan in place

Being flexible is key, especially for those with busy schedules (which is probably most of us).

Part of being flexible is having a plan B / backup plan. For example, if the original goal is to work out for 45 minutes but something comes up, try to fit in another prepared workout that is shorter. Doing something is always better than not taking action on your goals.

Love yourself in every health phase – set mental health goals!

Loving thyself happens when you build yourself up and are your best friend. This isn’t always easy, but I’ve noticed it gets easier as I consciously practice positive and loving self-talk.

It’s important NOT to have the mentality of “I will be happy once I reach my goal” but instead say, “I am happy now and enjoying the journey; I love myself now.” Using this type of positive and reinforcing self-talk will go a long way to improve your happiness and ability to keep going.

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Final thoughts

Remember, setting health goals for the body, mind, and spirit is important.

The quote below helps remind us that health takes many forms and is in our control.

“Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it.”

Ann Wigmore

What are some of your health goals this year? Let us know in the comments section below!


The content on this blog includes our personal experiences and opinions in regard to pursuing a healthier lifestyle. We hope the information provides valuable insights to every reader but we are not health advisors. When making your health choices, we recommend researching multiple sources and/or receiving advice from a doctor or licensed health professional.